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  • This is a tutorial for adding narration to your power point presentation
  • Beneftis of voice narration
  • Voice narration may not always get the point across especially in a noisy environment or in cases of audiences with people who are hard of hearing. Narration does not have to run throughout the entire slide show, you can record voice narration for selected slides or objects
  • Setting Narration Properties To set narration properties: Open the presentation From the Sli d e Show menu, select Record N arration...
  • The dialogue box displays how much disk space is available to store the sound narration file and so how many minutes you can record. You might want to adjust the quality at which the narration is recorded. Lower quality produces smaller files that will play more quickly on slower computers, but the narration will not sound so good.
  • If the presentation is being delivered on another computer, you must remember to copy the sound file with the presentation. To link to a sound file, check the L ink narrations in: box Optionally, select a disk drive and folder in which to store the sound file(s) (one file will be created for each slide and the file(s) will have the same name as the presentation plus an ID number and a .WAV file extension) Click Cancel if you do not want to record the narration now (your settings will be saved for next time)
  • A microphone connected to a sound card is required in order to record a voice narration.
  • From the Slide Show menu, select Record Narration... If the microphone and quality settings have been set up, click OK to begin recording
  • The slide show will begin. Advance through the slide show as you record your narration - you do not have to narrate on all slides (press Esc to end the slide show early)
  • This ends the tutorial on adding narration to your PowerPoint presentations
  • Adding narration to your power point presentations 2

    1. 1. Adding Narration To Your Power Point Presentations
    2. 2. Benefits of Voice Narration <ul><li>Presentation publication on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving a meeting for later use, or reference. </li></ul><ul><li>To make available to people who cannot attend a presentation in person. </li></ul><ul><li>For self-running presentations where no presenter will be in attendance. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Computer Requirements <ul><li>Your computer must have a sound card and a microphone. </li></ul><ul><li>You can either pre-record a narration before delivering the presentation, or you can record your presentation narration during the live presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>- This depends on the quality of the microphone and size of the room </li></ul><ul><li>- You may be able to capture any comments that are made by your audience as well. </li></ul><ul><li>- To play back a narration, the computer will require a sound card and speakers. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Tutorial: Setting Narration Properties
    5. 5. Tutorial <ul><li>The Record Narration dialogue box is displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Record Narration dialogue box </li></ul>Record Narration dialogue box
    6. 6. Tutorial <ul><li>The dialogue box displays the amount of free disk space, and the number of minutes that you can record. </li></ul><ul><li>If this is the first time you have recorded a voice narration, you will need to set the microphone level, click the Set Microphone level... button </li></ul>
    7. 7. Tutorial <ul><li>The Microphone Check dialogue box is displayed . </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions in the dialogue box to set up the microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK to return to the Record Narration dialogue box </li></ul>
    8. 8. Tutorial <ul><li>Click the C hange Quality... button </li></ul>OR Select a quality level from the Attributes: box (optionally, click Save As... to name the setting) Click OK Check that you still have enough space on disk to record the narration
    9. 9. Recording A Voice Narration <ul><li>The final choice to make before recording the narration is: </li></ul><ul><li>- Do you want to store narration within the presentation file as an object, or a sound file linked to the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>(Linked sound files offer better performance, and are probably the best choice if you are recording a long narration) </li></ul><ul><li>.WAV </li></ul>
    10. 10. Recording A Voice Narration
    11. 11. Recording A Voice Narration <ul><li>Open the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Optionally, select the slide from which you want to start the narration </li></ul><ul><li>You can start the recording from any slide. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Recording A Voice Narration <ul><li>If you are not on the first slide, a message box is displayed prompting you to select the starting point for the narration </li></ul>Click Current Slide or First Slide as appropriate
    13. 13. Recording A Voice Narration <ul><li>When you finish the presentation, a message box is displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>To save slide timings, and the voice narration, click Save </li></ul>
    14. 15. References <ul><li>Blakely, B. (2002). How to add narration to power point presentations, Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft. (20110). Add narration to a presentation, Retrieved from </li></ul>